Pushing the Limits: Motion
This public program is an investigation into humanity’s relationship with motion, whether it’s the motion of a powerful force or the motion a person might take to alter that force. Sometimes motion is a slower process, such as person’s journey through life, and the changes that one encounters on that journey.
As a young man, Darrell Petry left his family’s ranch and moved to Houston. But the flash and glamor of city living drained his emotional core, and Darrel realized he wanted to return to his roots, and commit to his family’s rodeo heritage.
He was recently re-elected to the position of SW Director of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association – and he is the first Black man to hold the prestigious position. Identity politics play a role in his life, and Darrell considers himself fortunate to represent cowboys, his family, and his town.
Watch Darrel’s story here, or select the video icon at the bottom of the page to download it to your computer. Note that the button on the bottom right of the video will make the video go to “full screen” mode. In full screen mode you will have the control at the bottom of the screen to advance and rewind. After viewing, you can select the esc key to escape full screen.
Science in Everyday Life
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